MCSO: Anthony Romero arrested for May Youngtown murder

MCSO: Arrest made in May Youngtown murder
Posted at 3:19 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 18:19:33-04

An arrest has been made of a man wanted for the murder of Youngtown man in May. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports 37-year-old Anthony Joe Romero has been located and arrested. 

A Peoria patrol officer stopped a vehicle Romero was in around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Romero has been on the run since allegedly killing Ruben Hernandez on May 17 in Youngtown. 

He reportedly shot Hernandez after an argument at Romero's home, near 107th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. 

Detectives say a bullet from a .25 caliber gun entered Hernandez in his left armpit and traveled through his body stopping at his right armpit. 

Investigators say Romero took off from the scene and abandoned a vehicle at a Youngtown shopping center. Inside was ammunition that matched what was found at the scene  

Romero is being held on a $1 million bond on a charge of second-degree murder.